Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Enchanting Entrance

              My mom as inspiration i started decorating my house with my favourite interior plants,arts and artefacts...my house isn't a hues of splendour yet it has a serene ambience with red theme balancing with milk floor and wall...


 moneyplant hanging above the sofa is the chirpy kind in my living room...





the glass piece hanging with two artificial archids on either side is embellishing in the pathway...


the lucky bamboo and moneyplant in a bamboo vase...this is my favourite corner in the house which is like bamboo galore...


the african tribal woman and the floating flowers with pebbles...


the wall hanging i adore the most is this warli/saura tribal art...


this eternal Ravi Varma art is my all time favourite which i believe his arts always have a chirpy look...


potpourri dec to soothe the mind...

Iam linking this post to COLORS DEKOR-Enchanting Entrances

Monday, July 18, 2011

Predominantly INDIAN Bedroom

These days its hard to find the traditional style bedrooms in Indian homes...to essay this is the attraction towards the contemporary design which is quite common....whatever iam always fascinated towards Indian decor which will be more artistic and this post is for you to fall in love with INDIAN DECOR....


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

MODERN INDOOR PLANTS to beautify your Interior

       Indoor plants are always an interesting factor for all those green lovers...they add fertility to the place which soothes our mind too...If you plan to use plants indoors for more of their visual effect and not so much for their air purifying abilities, read on...The garden design industry is bringing new modern and exciting ways of displaying plants....Totally cool and funky displays like these will please any crowd and provide conversational pieces at your Eco-friendly dinner parties…


Here is a neat concept called the ‘Flower box’.... It includes boxes that house living plants which can be hung on a wall...



                These futuristic alien-like Plant pots are called Golly Pods by Tend....





                                  Hanging air plant pots by Michael McDowell...

 These interesting towers of plant life are called ‘nature individuelle’ by patrick Nadeau...the following all are his design pots...








Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mansi Ghuwalewala's DOODLES

               When I first saw Mansi's arts i wondered wow this is something different....iam not fascinated with modern art yet this impressed me, the reason itz not the usual modern paintings or strokes you see...her arts are "mehendi inspired"...iam so impressed with her arts and talent which lead me to share with you...

                Mansi Ghuwalewala, an artist from Mumbai, is here(Chennai) with her collection titled "everything doodles"...she is a young talented artist who has loads of passion,imagination,enthusiasm and perseverance towards art...her own style of art is not simple, needs so much effort....Mansi feels that doodling, rather than painting or sketching, if not writing, is her way of expressing herself...I wish Mansi to see in eminent artist's list in future that she deserve...
























Tuesday, July 5, 2011

GIVEAWAY WINNER of Simz Corner

                                         Thank U sooo much Simran

          This post is dedicated to Simran of SimzCorner for selecting me as the "Giveaway Winner"...Iam super excited about this as this is my first contest won in blog life....love u Simran :-)
       Can't finish this post without saying something about Simran...she is a eminent blogger who is a business woman in handicrafts sector too...all her posts all worthwhile with amazing shots and good writings...apart from her decor blog she also own a writing blog chips n chutzpah...

                         Iam gonna get one among these pouches from Simran :-)
           these handmade travel pouches are made by Kanika Bahl of Anek Designs....she picked them up from one of her favourite stores in Bangalore The Orange Bicycle...    
 
                              click here to know more about this contest....

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mahabalipuram- the ever wondering PALLAVA Architecture

                This friday was fabulous spending time in a historical place....The Mahabalipuram(Mamallapuram), is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu....Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.... The name Mamallapuram is believed to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, who took on the epithet Maha-malla (great wrestler), as the favourite sport of the Pallavas was wrestling... It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

                   The monuments are mostly rock-cut and monolithic, and constitute the early stages of Dravidian architecture wherein Buddhist elements of design are prominently visible....The temples of Mamallapuram, portraying events described in the Mahabharata, built largely during the reigns of Narasimhavarman and his successor Rajasimhavarman, showcase the movement from rock-cut architecture to structural building....


Pancha Rathas (Five Chariots)-  five monolithic pyramidal structures named after the Pandavas (Arjuna, Bhima, Yudhishtra, Nakula and Sahadeva) and Draupadi... An interesting aspect of the rathas is that, despite their sizes they are not assembled - each of these is carved from one single large piece of stone...




the first and second rathas...

third and fourth rathas...

the fifth ratha...

the amazing rock carving...


Varaha Cave Temple - a small rock-cut temple dating back to the 7th century



The descent of the Ganges and Arjuna's Penance- These are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site...In one interpretation, a figure in the bas-relief who is standing on one leg is said to be Arjuna performing an austerity Tapas to receive a boon from Shiva as an aid in fighting the Mahabharata war...The bas relief is situated on a rock with a cleft.... Above the cleft was a collecting pool, and at one time, water may have flowed along the clef.... Figures within the cleft are said to represent Ganga or the River Ganges and Shiva...





 Krishna's Butter Ball- There are no documented legends attached to how Krisna’s Butter Ball came to rest in this particularly precarious position... From one angle, this free-standing granite stone appears to have sheared off some larger formation, but there is no evidence of any nearby location where it might have originated...



 The Shore Temple - a structural temple along the Bay of Bengal with the entrance from the western side away from the sea.... Recent excavations have revealed new structures here.... The temple was reconstructed stone by stone from the sea after being washed away in a cyclone...



        This place is a gift for art and craft lovers too...here you can grab so many artefacts skillfully carved in granite...jute bags,shells are also abundantly available...















Don't miss to hit the Tiger Cave on the way nearby Mahabalipuram...This amazing mandapa contains a shrine that is dedicated to the goddess Durga...There are large and impressive figures located in front of the caves. As with most carvings in India, the carvings and figures tell a story. This story has to do with an event that happened to the goddess Durga...

hope you enjoyed this tour friendz :-)